Battle of the Bulge: How to Combat Skinny Fat – Part 2

Now that we’ve delved into uncovering exactly what skinny fat is (, the question still remains – how does one go from skinny fat to fit? How does one lose stubborn fat and build muscle? The answer is just that, decrease your body fat and gain muscle mass! Where to begin? How to approach it? A thousand questions arise. The reality of the matter is, it all comes down to knowing exactly how much muscle you need to gain, proper nutrition, quality supplementation, and consistency.

It’s impossible to plan where you’re going if you first don’t know where you are. Body composition analysis is essential to completely understand health and weight as traditional methods of assessing health (such as BMI) can be misleading. Going beyond your weight, body composition analysis breaks down your body into 4 components: fat, lean body mass, minerals, and body water. At the Hormone Zone, we utilize the INBODY 570, which is the ONLY body composition analyzer that uses only your body to derive the values, making it the most accurate scale on the market (so accurate, it’s what NASA uses). The INBODY test will give you a printout yielding exactly how much fat you need to lose/gain as well as how much muscle to lose/gain for optimal health.

Majority of those who are deemed “skinny fat” need to focus on gaining muscle mass. Consistent weight training and well rounded nutrition are both important factors for building muscle, but can only do so much and go so far. Proper supplementation is key! But with so many powders, shakes, supplements on the market, choosing a quality, physician grade,product can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the research!


We highly recommend Fortetropin, which is a physician grade muscle formula, developed to improve both muscle strength and quality.It is the first natural ingredient clinically shown to increase muscle protein synthesis, which means stimulating more muscle growth.. This formula also contains magnified concentrations of proteins, peptides, and many biologically active growth factors. Fortetropin also helps maintain muscle health and prevent sarcopenia (age related muscle loss) and loss of muscle regenerative capacity.

Dosing: 5 grams per day


Another clinically studied supplement with proven efficacy is creatine. Creatine is great for not only building more muscle but also combatting muscle breakdown and increasing muscle growth. It also supports lean muscle mass and aids in enhancing your ability to produce higher muscle force (yielding increased/heavier reps during lifting). Research also suggests that creatine can increase intracellular fluid resulting in bigger, fuller, muscles. Since its introduction in the early 1990s, creatine has undergone more studies than virtually any other supplement on the market, thus making it one of the safest and most effective muscle building products out there today.

Dosing: 5-10 grams per day

If you are interested in learning more or would like to get your hands on any of the above products, don’t hesitate to reach out and give us a call today 480-338-8070!

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